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National sprinter Richard “Torpedo” Thompson put aside his rigorous training for the 2016 Rio Olympics yesterday to marry his sweetheart of ten years, Monique Cabral, and begin the new year with his biggest victory following a wedding ceremony at All Saints Anglican Church, Marli Street, Port-of-Spain.

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T&T’s pair of Domonique Williams and Jereem Richards have signed with Alabama head track and field programme. Both Williams and Richards are graduates of South Plains College in Texas (2013-2015).

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Candace Hill is not only good enough to qualify for the 2016 Olympics, she has a chance to medal, based on past performances.

ATLANTA — When Candace Hill became the fastest teenage girl the United States has ever clocked, sprinting 100 meters in 10.98 seconds in June, she was suddenly good enough not only to qualify for next summer’s Rio Olympics, but also to potentially win a medal there. Now, at age 16, she has become the youngest track athlete in the United States to turn professional.

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Sebastian Coe defied the odds, retaining his Olympic 1500m title at Los Angeles 1984, after he refused to listen to the critics who wrote him off ©Getty Imaes

Sebastian Coe's decision to finally give up his ambassadorial position with sportswear company Nike should allow him to drown out what he described as the "noise" which had become "intolerable and a distraction" from concentrating on sorting out problems at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

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International Association of Athletics Fedeations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe needs to start introducing new policies to deal with doping and corruption as soon as possible to start restoring everyone's trust in the sport, four-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Johnson warned today.

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• Russian athletics federation chooses not to contest sanction
• Araf ‘will cooperate’ with inspectors over changes to drug-testing system

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